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Old 05-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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My rear end is loose

Jack the rear end up off both tires and can grab a tire and have it shift about a quarter of an inch just the rim and outside drum on the brakes nothing else moves? What is it and what can I do?
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Jack the rear end up off both tires and can grab a tire and have it shift about a quarter of an inch just the rim and outside drum on the brakes nothing else moves? What is it and what can I do?
Nothing. That's just the slack in the axle.
When you pull on it it slides out until the C-clip stops it.
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Okay that's what I thought. But I wasn't sure I posted a picture and I'm missing this on both sides !? I need help there's also two holes like on the frame not far from it but I feel dumb because I don't know..

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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i dont remember what mine looks like but i think thats where the quad shock goes. here is a pic of it, not mine but you can see.

all that does is help with wheel hop. lots of people remove them. alot of people wait to take them off until they get lower control arms.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Ii have my lower arms.. But I'm trying to figure out why my rear end feels so loose.. But yes I don't have that..
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of course you have your lower arms. what im saying is its best to have upgrade lower arms when removing the quad shocks but not absolutly neccesarry.

if you read what trojan said it is normal to be able to move the tire in and out some. if you have ever looked insed a carrier where the axles go into to. there is a c clip on the end of the axle. thats all that holds the axle in. but it only hold the axle from coming out. there is a gap in between both axles right in the middle. so the axle can actually slide in a little bit. when you remove an axle from the housing you actually need to be able to slide it in a little bit to remove the clip. otherwise you wouldnt be able to get it off.

does your car not drive right? or are you just worried cause the axle slides in and out?
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #7
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Yeah I get all that.. it seams like it sways when I let off the gas.. And I'm trying to figure that out..
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ok just making sure. you never really can tell for sure what someone know or if they understand what your saying.
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Ha yeah no I get what your saying would missing those quad shocks cause my car to sway or shift a little bit?
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I don't think so. But I can't be sure on that. I didn't remove mine until I installed my umi lift bars.

Do you still have a rear sway bar? And are all your bushings in your rear suspension in food shape?
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Bushings is a good question.. The sway bar is still there.. That's the only thing missing in the back. But all the arm controls are stock..
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Most likely your problem stems from worn out, mushy control arm bushings. Replace the lower control arms with the UMI Lift Bars and uppers of your choice.
You will see and feel a marked improvement in your handling and traction.


P.S. My 86 GT sways from side to side whenever I press down on the gas pedal to far and I suddenly get the smell of burning rubber.
Never have figured out what that's all about?
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Have you ever been to prison?
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Haha. That could definitely cause it.
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Most likely your problem stems from worn out, mushy control arm bushings. Replace the lower control arms with the UMI Lift Bars and uppers of your choice.
You will see and feel a marked improvement in your handling and traction.

P.S. My 86 GT sways from side to side whenever I press down on the gas pedal to far and I suddenly get the smell of burning rubber.
Never have figured out what that's all about?
Yeah well mines usually when I let off the gass for right now is it a bad thing to drive it as I'm on a limited budget?
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Yeah well mines usually when I let off the gass for right now is it a bad thing to drive it as I'm on a limited budget?
You should get under there and make a visual inspection just to be sure nothing is broken or there aren't any bolts missing, but other than that you should be ok.
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Most likely your problem stems from worn out, mushy control arm bushings. Replace the lower control arms with the UMI Lift Bars and uppers of your choice.
You will see and feel a marked improvement in your handling and traction.

P.S. My 86 GT sways from side to side whenever I press down on the gas pedal to far and I suddenly get the smell of burning rubber.
Never have figured out what that's all about?
Yeah well mines usually when I let off the gass for right now is it a bad thing to drive it as I'm on a limited budget?

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You should get under there and make a visual inspection just to be sure nothing is broken or there aren't any bolts missing, but other than that you should be ok.
I was under there last night looking around and I'm only missing the quad shocks on both sides everything else seams to be there and in tact, I should probably go under with a wrench and tighten everything but nothing was lose to the touch.
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While your doing an inspection of the rear. Maybe check your motor mounts to? Is it possible the motor is twisting?
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While your doing an inspection of the rear. Maybe check your motor mounts to? Is it possible the motor is twisting?
Could be but I think that be more noticeable on the accelorating end of it as well and I don't notice much there..
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